Hello, I have spent some time looking at previous posts and trying stuff. My tablet boots first with the COBY screen and then the Android screen, at this point nothing else happens. I have done a reset using a paper clip. I suspect it got in this state when i was restoring a backup from an app, the files were meant to go to removable storage but i think they may have gone to the internal drive by mistake. This is only hypothesis though !! What i have done so far:- 1) installed usb driver to communicate to the tablet from pc. That was an ordeal as using the android sdk drivers do not install unless the ID strings are tweaked to match the ones expected from the tablet. from "android_winusb.inf" [Google.NTx86] ;Coby MID-1125 %SingleBootLoaderInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_D00D %SingleAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_D00D %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_D00D %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_D00D&MI_01 %CompositeAdbInterface% = USB_Install, USB\VID_18D1&PID_D00D&MI_01 2)Reset the tablet into its debug mode by holding the volume button down on reset. I get the prompt at the bottom left of the screen. 3)Run "Fastboot" . This communicates with the device. I can reboot it and clear the user/cache ok. 4)Used the "Patch_1125_v2" to use fastboot to install a "Unsecure_1125.img" and reboot. This works ok 5)After reboot i run the adb program but get "device not found" D:\ANDROID STUFF\Patch_1125_v2>fastboot flash boot Unsecure_1125.img sending 'boot' (5616 KB)... OKAY writing 'boot'... OKAY D:\ANDROID STUFF\Patch_1125_v2>fastboot flash recovery Recovery_1125.img sending 'recovery' (6760 KB)... OKAY writing 'recovery'... OKAY D:\ANDROID STUFF\Patch_1125_v2>fastboot reboot rebooting... D:\ANDROID STUFF\Patch_1125_v2>adb devices List of devices attached D:\ANDROID STUFF\Patch_1125_v2>adb start-server What can i do now ?? I emailed COBY usa and have received diddly squat. The hardware must surely be ok to get this far. I am now stuck, i can't believe how fiddly it is to get back to a known state. On a pc you can boot from another device when all else fails. I wondered if it is a simple matter to open up the back, take the sdcard out and re-create an image on it using a basic device like a camera or dictaphone ? thanks in advance.